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Author Accelerator

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Author Accelerator!

One of the hardest parts of writing is getting out of your own head and adopting the perspective of your characters and your readers. Becoming a book coach helps you build this skill. 

In addition to learning about craft issues like Show Don’t Tell and How to Write a Query Letter, book coaches learn how to think big about the marketplace, how to consider the benefits of various narrative structures, and how to identify the mistakes writers often get wrong. 

“I have an MA in English… as well as an …

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Editorial Freelancers Association

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Editorial Freelancers Association!

Are you an independent author or publisher? An editorial agency looking to hire more talent? A business or nonprofit that uses written words to communicate? The Editorial Freelancers Association is the nation’s largest and oldest professional association with approximately 3,000 freelance editorial specialists, including copyeditors, developmental editors, formatters and designers, indexers, project managers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, writers, and other publishing and communications professionals.

The EFA offers free resources to help writers understand the editorial process, including an Editorial Rates Chart and a Guide for New Authors, available on the-efa.org. …

April 29, 2022 | Info

Join Us for an Upcoming In-Person FREE Writing Session

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Our free writing sessions are the perfect taste of Grub! Join us virtually, in-person, in the afternoon, or in the evening—there's a session for everyone!

Online: Zoom 

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May 2022 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The May 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, prowling bookstores. That’s important, too.

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Dept. of Congrats: April 2022 Community Successes

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Every month, we celebrate successes of all stripes! In April, Grubbies were published in literary journals across the country, won awards and prizes, published books, and so much more. Our community closed April 2022 out with 38 publications, five book publications, three awards and prizes, and one book deal

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